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To new ways of living together, a new form of society, a new
society: Auroville born in may 1968, with…
On the following premise:
1.Auroville belongs to nobody in particular.
Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole.
But to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the Divine
2.Auroville will be the place of an unending
of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.
3.Auroville wants to be the bridge between the
past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from
within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realisations.
4.Auroville will be a site of material and
spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual Human Unity.
The concept of Auroville - an ideal township devoted to an
experiment in human unity - came to the Mother as early
as the 1930s. In the mid 1960s the Sri Aurobindo Society in Pondicherry
proposed to Her that such a township should be started. She gave her blessings.
The concept was then put before the Govt. of
India, who gave their backing and took it to the General
Assembly of UNESCO. In 1966 UNESCO passed
a unanimous resolution commending it as a project of importance to the future
of humanity, thereby giving their full encouragement.
The purpose of Auroville is to realise human
unity – in diversity. Today Auroville is recognised as the first and only
internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of
consciousness, also concerned with - and practically researching into -
sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental,
social and spiritual needs of mankind.
When did Auroville start?
On 28th February 1968 some 5,000 people assembled near the
banyan tree at the center of the future township for an inauguration ceremony attended
by representatives of 124 nations, including all the States of India. The
representatives brought with them some soil from their homeland, to be mixed in
a white marble- clad, lotus-shaped urn, now sited at the focal point of the
Amphitheatre. At the same time the Mother gave Auroville its 4-point Charter.